Department of Hip replacement
Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant that is a hip prosthesis. Hip replacement surgery can be performed as a total replacement or a hemi (half) replacement. Such joint replacement orthopaedic surgery is generally conducted to relieve arthritis pain or in some hip fractures.
If your hip has been damaged by arthritis a fracture or other conditions common activities such as walking or getting in and out of a chair may be painful and difficult. Your hip may be stiff and it may be hard to put on your shoes and socks. You may even feel uncomfortable while resting.
If medications changes in your everyday activities and the use of walking supports do not adequately help your symptoms, you may consider hip replacement surgery. Hip replacement surgery is a safe and effective procedure that can relieve your pain, increase motion, and help you get back to enjoying normal everyday activities.
What’s new in hip replacement?
Hard on hard bearing surface like large head ceramic on ceramic is the current replacement option available which offers normal functional activities less wear rate and reduced chances of dislocation and last longer for almost 20-25 years.